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For comment: Draft regulations declaring Bettys Bay, Robberg and Goukamma marine protected areas

For comment: Draft regulations declaring Bettys Bay, Robberg and Goukamma marine protected areas

 


On 21 July 2017, Minister Edna Molewa, published for public comment draft Notices and Regulations for the expansion and re-zonation of the Betty’s Bay, the Robberg and Goukamma Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). The due date for submission of the comments is 19 September 2017.

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Call for Project Proposals: EPIP

Call for Project Proposals: EPIP


The DEA, through EPIP, is implementing projects that address a myriad of environmental challenges whilst creating the much needed jobs in the environmental sector under the auspices of the EPWP. The closing dates for applications are 25 September 2017 for Youth Employment Programmes (Municipal Support Programme) and 13 October 2017 for Working for projects. 

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The liquidation of REDISA (Court papers as filed in the application)

The liquidation of REDISA (Court papers as filed in the application)

 

Minister Edna Molewa successfully applied for the liquidation of Redisa, which the Western Cape Division of the High Court provisionally granted with effect from the 1st June 2017, to safe guard the operations and assets associated with the REDISA IIWTMP. The court papers are available herein.

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Intention to appoint EAPASA as single registration authority

Intention to appoint EAPASA as single registration authority

 

Minister Edna Molewa hereby consults on her intention to appoint the Environmental Assessment Practitioners Association of South Africa as a registration authority in terms section 24H{3){a) of the National Environmental Management Act. 1998 {Act No. 107 of 1998) for a period of 5 years, while she considers options for the long term regulation of environmental assessment practitioners

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CSIR launches rapid citizen science survey for Nile Tilapia

CSIR launches rapid citizen science survey for Nile Tilapia

 

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is calling on South Africans to participate in a rapid citizen science survey to source knowledge on the distribution of Nile tilapia in South African watercourses. Please complete the online submission form to provide us with details of your Nile tilapia catches by 30 September 2017.

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Register with the Waste Bureau of the DEA

Register with the Waste Bureau of the DEA

 

An Integrated Industry Waste Tyre Management Plan (IIWTMP) for waste tyres was approved by the Hon Minister B E E Molewa in November 2012 and has been in implementation by REDISA since then. The DEA has since established the Waste Bureau in terms of section 34A (1) of the National Environmental Management Act – Waste Act, 2008 (Act No. 59 of 2008)...

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17 September 2017 - Last year, led by Minister Edna Molewa, we celebrated the launch of National Parks Week at the Addo Elephant National Park in the Eastern Cape. This year is the turn of the Golden Gate Highlands National Park. I am told that since inception in 2006, just over 100 000 people in our country have accessed our national parks during National Parks Week.


16 September 2017  - As our contribution to this global effort, South Africa’s NDC has both mitigation and adaptation components, as well as a support component. Our mitigation NDC has three key elements: a long-term goal in the form of a national emissions trajectory range to 2050, a 2020 to 2025 contribution.


16 September 2017 - The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Dr Edna Molewa,  arrived in Monteral, Canada, to attend the Ministerial Meeting on Climate Action. Minister Edna Molewa is attending the meeting at the invitation of the government of Canada in collaboration with China and the European Union (EU). 


16 September 2017 - The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Dr Edna Molewa has urged coastal communities across South Africa to participate in International Coastal Clean-up Day today, the 16th of September 2017. The country has participated in International Coastal Clean-up Day (ICCD) since 1986


13 September 2017 - The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Dr Edna Molewa, has welcomed the arrest of a Chinese national for rhino horn smuggling at the OR Tambo International Airport, as well as the recent sentencing of a poacher to 20 years imprisonment. The Chinese national en route to Hong Kong was arrested at OR Tambo International Airport on 8 September 2017.